Award Ceremony 2017

Date: Monday June 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:  ETH Main Building; ceremony at Audimax HG F30

Register on the right hand side of this page to join the celebration of the >>venture>> 2017 winners!

After an elaborate jury process, the >>venture>> Advisory Board will determine the winning teams of this year's competition on June 19. During the award ceremony, taking place on the same day, the top 5 teams of both the Business Idea and the Business Plan tracks will be announced. The winning teams will receive prize money for a total of CHF 170’000. 

In between announcing the winners of the two categories, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) will share his perspectives on innovation and entrepreneurship.

For the first time, SRF, RTS and >>venture>> will present the Startup Audience Award. Please cast your vote for your favourite business idea on: Voting opens on June 12.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

Agenda for the evening:

6:00 pm    Registration

6:30 pm    Welcome, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella (President ETH Zurich) 

6:35 pm    Review >>venture>> anniversary edition, Dr. Thomas Knecht (Founder of >>venture>>, Chairman Knecht Holding) 

6:45 pm    Presentation of the winners of the Business Idea competition 

7:00 pm    Presentation of the Startup Audience Award by SRF, RTS and >>venture>>, Ruedi Matter (Director of Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen) 

7:05 pm    Keynote speech, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann (Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research): Perspectives on innovation and entrepreneurship 

7:30 pm    Presentation of the winners of the Business Plan competition 

8:10 pm    Closing remarks, Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli (President EPFL) 

8:30 pm    Networking & apéro


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